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Midway through the second quarter, Moose Lake-Willow River appeared in control in a state Class AA quarterfinal football game against United North Central. With Bryceton Butkiewicz rushing for 147 yards and three touchdowns, Moose Lake-Willow River held a 20-6 lead Saturday afternoon at Brainerd.
Olivia Strand, Ella VonRuden and Maria Rutten combined for 30 kills as Perham eliminated the Park Rapids volleyball team from the Section 8AA tournament with a 25-15, 25-20, 25-13 victory Friday night at Perham. The Yellowjackets, who were the No. 1 seed in the south half of the section, used quick starts and strong finishes to advance to the subsection finals. In Set 1, Perham jumped out to a six-point advantage before the Panthers closed the lead to 12-10.
According to Golf Digest, a golfer has a chance to sink a hole-in-one once out of every 12,750 swings. The odds of a golfer making two holes-in-one during the same round jump up to 1 in 67 million. Jerre Petersen of Hackensack defied those odds at Headwaters Golf Club on Oct. 20. Petersen, who just started golfing regularly again this summer after hardly playing since 2000, started his round by acing the 123-yard No. 3 hole and followed with another hole-in-one on the 142-yard No.
Jeremy Nordick was determined not to go through another winless season. A year ago, the United North Central football team went 0-9 and was the No. 8 seed for the Section 8AA playoffs.
After qualifying for the state Class A girls tennis tournament as the Section 8A runner-up in singles the last two seasons, Park Rapids’ Julia Smith entered this season as one of the favorites to win the Section 8A title in singles and return to state. That task became easier when Staples-Motley’s Izabella Edin elected not to play high school tennis this fall, Pequot Lakes was moved to Section 7A and Crookston’s Ally Tiedemann decided to play doubles at the section meet.
A year ago, the United North Central football team was at the bottom of the Section 8AA standings after struggling through a winless season. On Friday night at the Fargodome, the Warriors rose to the top of the section. The cooperative between Menahga and Sebeka relied on two touchdown catches by Aaron Hrdlicka and a stingy defense to defeat Barnesville 24-16 in the Section 8AA championship game. Neither Menahga nor Sebeka had played in a section championship game in football as individual schools or as a cooperative, which began in 2006.
Hannah Bliss’ 21 kills helped the Nevis volleyball team close out the regular season with a 25-9, 25-9, 25-11 victory over Clearbrook-Gonvick last Tuesday night at Clearbrook. Hannah Anderson had nine kills and 11 service points, Vanna Byer served five aces, and Andrea Dudley had four aces, 12 service points and 26 set assists. Defensively, Cielo Mooney (15), Anderson (14), Jordyn Lucas (14), Bliss (12) and Byer (12) had double digits in digs as the Tigers improved to 18-9. Clearbrook-Gonvick fell to 6-13. Nevis statistics Attacks: J. Lucas 4 (1 kill), Booker 15 (3 kills), H.
Park Rapids and Nevis will open the section volleyball tournament with home matches Thursday night. In the Section 8AA South bracket, Park Rapids (8-12-1) received the No. 4 seed and will host No. 5 Wadena-Deer Creek (6-21) Thursday night at 7 at the Area High School gym. The Panthers defeated W-DC during the regular season. No. 1 Perham (23-5) hosts No. 8 Staples-Motley (3-26) in another first-round match Thursday night. The winners of those two matches meet Friday night at 7 at the high seed. The other first-round matches in the south half Thursday night pit No.
Jaiden McCollum pounded down 22 kills in leading the Park Rapids volleyball team to a 25-27, 25-23, 25-16, 25-20 win in the regular-season finale at East Grand Forks last Tuesday night. Madisen Wagner had 13 kills and Kamree Carlson had 12 kills as the Panthers finished with 60 kills in this match between Section 8AA opponents. Kaisa Coborn served 10 points and Kennedy Carlson had 51 set assists. Defensively, Emily Dean had 23 digs, Coborn had 20 digs and McCollum had 19 digs.
Casey Volkmann’s 12 kills and Ellie Miron’s nine blocks sparked Wadena-Deer Creek to a 25-12, 25-18, 25-16 Park Region Conference win over the Menahga volleyball team Tuesday night at Wadena. Dani Novak and Leah Schwartz had five kills each and Lindsay Hendrickson had 10 digs to lead the Braves, who fell to 1-6 in the conference and 4-18 overall. W-DC improved to 3-3 in conference play and 5-21 overall. Menahga statistics Kills: Novak 5, Schwartz 5, Koch 3, Hendrickson 1, Yliniemi 1. Ace serves: Ai. Lake 1. Set assists: Al.